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Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
quote . notwithstanding, for the past few years, the nsa has gone wild and conducted domestic surveillance on literally every single american, all 320 million people who have a telephone. that is wrong and unconstitutional. our founding fathers were quite clear on this point. the nsa has made a mockery of that. host: the first call from our guest to as a law degree from
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
quote an nsa agents were literally passing around the tapes of phone sex that had been made by servicemen to their wives. apparently, none of the nsa gens conducting that so-called investigation or ever punished. that is an illustration of the
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
quote of the nsa gens conducting that so-called investigation or ever punished. that is an illustration of the kind of abuse you can expect in a program that watches everyone all the time like a big brother. it cost a lot of money but few members of congress know how much it costs. as part of the so-called black budget, the budget that is kept secret even from members of congress, it is safe to say that it cost billions of dollars
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
quote audit that identified thousands of incidents in which the n.s.a. ran afoul of collections operations. the two democratic senators ron widen and mark yoo dal, both members of the intelligence committee said in a joint statement there are more dials come, "the executive branch has now confirmed the rules and regulations and court imposed standards for protecting the privacy of americans have been violated thousands of times eeach year" that's just the tip
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
quote was and how you voted. guest: the amendment was a pipe part -- bipartisan effort to rein in the nsa stuff domestic surveillance in violation of the constitution. i voted for and lobbied my colleagues heavily for it. i was responsible for the drafting of the letter that i personally circulated to literally a couple of hundred of my colleagues on the floor of the house. i made the argument in favor of respecting the constitution and respecting the rights of americans to their privacy.
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
quote call, every time i make a phone call, every time your listeners call into this show, the nsa gets a record of that call. that is what people are concerned about host: what is
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
it was harsh. how about those people who lied to the congress that represents the people about the nsa activities and bold faced lies saying they did not spy on americans? that is all i have to say. what you think about the sentence to reprimanding and what others would do if they provide that type of information? those in the future might provide this type of information to the public as well? caller: i would like to echo the previous gentleman's comments, and that is they did take an oath. at what point does your --scious do the right thing it is really a tough question. he did break his oath. at the same time, at what point is there a point when you should break the oath when it is for the greater good? >> usa today reflects hemlines and other papers. nsa admits new privacy violations. kevin johnson writing about the top intelligence officials here yen . there are other accounts of the story as well. theheard some thoughts on 35-year sentence handed down. you could make your thoughts known as well. kentucky up next. archie on the independent line. good morning. personally i think th
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
that obama surprise visits on capitol hill with the head of the nsa said it canceled the committee meeting with obama and would probably never will get that investigated. thank you. albuquerque, new mexico. . weler: we do not, president, have an entertainer. he is on the airplane all the time. when he was first elected he told the country then the republican sen -- can sit on the back of the bus, we won. i would like to see him work with not only the democrats but republicans. person,am a hispanic and they better be careful, because all they're doing is using us. want us to vote for him, and then he takes us and the behind. behind. us in the i am so disgusted. i am 75-years-old. i have never seen my country being run up like this. kids cannot find jobs. people -- men cannot support their wives and children any more. he is advocating food stamps and welfare. instead of doing that, why doesn't he put on his boots, tighten his pants, and work with everyone, not just the democrats, but everybody, black, white, hispanic -- whatever. what difference does it make what your race is? we are all ame
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
of you know is against the nsa program. nsa, health care, immigration reform, it is all on the table for members of congress. what is your message to them? greensboro, n.c., what do you think? >> i am calling about the town hall -- caller: i am calling about the town hall meeting that was played just prior to ,washington journal" coming on and it looked like a representative was playing to the fears of the people in the audience. i am sure that he knew what they were saying, but he was just giving vague information. one person stood up and said that his -- he took his son to the hospital because his son was beaten by a dog and he talked to different people at the hospital and the comment was, get rid of the federal government. instead of the representative addressing his concern, it did not make sense. like anperson, look elderly gentleman, said he was in favor shutting down the government's. does he realize that he is receiving any kind of social security benefits or medicare that that would be shut down, too? the representative did not explain it to him. republicans just look like
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 7:00am EDT
governments, domestic wiretaps, and a large database which is different than they nsa record and that pass them along to agents in the field. while this is perfectly acceptable, probably acceptable, to pass along the tips, what happens next raises questions. the agency has been instructed to create something called parallel construction. case,s once they make a they act as if they never got the information. they might get a tip that a drug dealer will be in a certain place at a certain time. agent will follow a car and, they will make a pre textual traffic stop. they will find drugs inside but the only reason they need to follow the car is from the tip. the agents and the police and the field must recreate their investigative reports. they are supposed to leave out any trace that they got this tip from special operations. the problem with that say some critics is that that means the defendant will not have access to certain information that is part of their constitutional right to a fair trial. host: when it comes up in court, how is it explained by the agents? the agent might be asked how
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am EDT
the current nsa surveillance program. he listed a series of proposals. a advisory group released review of communication technology by the end of the year. the president wants the american confidenceave "more in these programs." for the first 45 minutes we will discuss the proposal. what we are interested from hearing from you, will these proposals install confidence? here is how you can reach out to us this morning. it is -- social media is available to you as well. here's a listing of some of the proposals released yesterday by the president at the press conference at the white house. they include the appointment of a civil liberties and privacy advocate. he argued cases and challenge the government's edition before the court that -- some of the reasons why these proposals came about is highlighted in "the new york times" this morning -- we want to get your thoughts on the president of the united states looking to put more information out there and reviews of the surveillance program that the united states program operates, hoping to install confidence of the american people. if you w
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 7:00am EDT
the nsa, snowden, what's the future of privacy and security issues? guest: this congress is going to take them up. we saw representtive rutchersburger was telling us yesterday before they headed home and they had a meeting at the white house to talk about the nsa that there appears to be an appetite for some type of additional layers of oversight. but we're going to see intel committee members and leadership, both parties on both sides of the building defending that nsa program. they're the people who get to read and see the things that are class fid that the rest of us don't and keep insisting the program is important and needs to be there. it will be a little bit of a fight, a disagreement moving forward. host: rod is next. caller: i had a question about congressman watt and the likelihood of him getting full enate confirmation to head the fhfa and what's so important about mel watt getting full senate confirmation? guest: i haven't been following that appointment very closely. we just saw some real stickler appointments going through the senate. he members of the nlrb, some in the e.p.
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 7:00am EDT
, talking about the nsa surveillance program. that is in the headlines today. also we told you that attorney general eric holder will be making this announcement about revamping the country's drug sentencing laws. he will be speaking to the american bar association in san francisco today. hillary clinton will also be speaking at the bar association gathering in san francisco, this from "the usa today," saying she will receive the group's highest honor today. look for coverage on c-span.org if you are interested in that. sticking with politics, a lot of speculation about hillary clinton running in 2016. american bart the association, giving that speech today. has thisington post" on their front page about hillary clinton that on the front page of "the washington post." the front page of "the wall street journal," this story about iowa, looking a lot like 2016. patrick o'connor reports it goes onto say that donald trump, louisiana governor bobby jindal were also in des moines this week to attend an event organized by a prominent gop donor in the state. that from "the wall street journal." "the
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 7:00am EDT
i concerns about this technology. as we all witnessed over the last few months here, with the nsa and what has happened to our computers, cell phones, and information being stored, this appears to be another technology bit.could be abused a i think if we do not have more laws in place there could be some very serious concerns in regards to these unmanned vehicles. guest: ross, i has an individual, understand the concern from a big data standpoint about how data is collected, stored, disseminated and destroyed. that is what you are talking about. this technology, unmanned systems, has a large capacity to make everyone's life better. that is a tremendous upside you have to this technology. the technology is agnostic to the issue you are talking to. it is a different issue when talking about this capability. if you have ever had a situation with fires, floods or natural disasters -- 80% of all firefighters are volunteer. you want to make sure those men and women have the best tools for them to use when they execute the job they are given to do. in many cases, other people's lives are
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
the nsa issue we have been facing in washington? guest: it is an interesting issue that concerns me. but it is interesting when i am home, i don't hear it much. small group ofa people. but when i am just at the coffee shop, that doesn't come up. up a lot.mes host: jake in fairhaven, massachusetts. independent line. lee terry. republican of nebraska. all her co-how is it going? -- caller: i was a going? i think the major deal as people think they should make a lot more money than they should. i think they should give a good cap scott two people working part-time -- tax cut for people working part-time jobs but not making a lot of money. get aple would want to part-time job or maybe not such a great job. i think that would put more money in their pocket. i notice when people get their tax returns and whatnot, they put all that money back into whatever -- buying a new tv or whatever. i think that would help the economy out. i talk to people and they think they should be making $20, $30 an hour because they think they deserve it. but really what i think it is, if they gave a good tax br
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 7:00am EDT
for all the bad publicity we have connected to the nsa to create an image that these people are suddenly intent on doing something good when they go around violating the rights of every citizen in america. all the badrs things happening in this a administration that obama calls a hoax. i am sure the mainstream media will jump all over this, but they do not tell us anything else. you see the same headlines for 10 days in a row on the computer. host: thank you for the call. this is a story from " washington times" web site. unnamed u.s. officials told media outlets that intelligence agencies in yemen alerted washington to the threats as the yemeni president came to the u.s. to meet members of congress last thursday." michael is joining us next from philadelphia, democratic line, good morning. caller: thank you for covering this important topic. i was wondering if you have any insight or sources that revealed why it is such a general area being covered as opposed to, say, 36 -- 3 specific countries? that is one question. the other is a common about how unstable these places are these days.
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 7:00am EDT
. also on the show, general michael hayden, the former nsa and cia director, and an appearance by glenn downey, former executive editor of "the washington post." the sunday network tv talk shows are on c-span radio and brought to you as a public service by the networks and c-span. atin, rebroadcasts begin noon eastern with nbc's meet the week, 2:00, abc's this p.m., fox news sunday, 3:00, state of the union, and for clock p.m. eastern time, ace the nation from cbs. you can listen to them all on c- in thedio on 90.1 fm washington dc area. across the country, on xm satellite radio channel 119. -o online to c-span radio -- c spanradio.org. sort of anti-me suburb or person who thinks that everybody needs to live in new york city. i was very sensitive to coming across as an espresso-sipping, condo-dwelling elitist. that is not why i did this book. i understand why people like the suburbs. i get fed up with a lot of daily life in new york city. i was more drawn -- the trends were so undeniable, and the fact that there is a shift in the way suburban america is perceived by the people that live
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
rules by the n.s.a. and the "post" published and reported a copy of a top secret internal audit that identified thousands of incidents in which the n.s.a. ran afoul of collections operations. the two democratic senators ron widen and mark yoo dal, both members of the intelligence committee said in a joint statement there are more dials come, "the executive branch has now confirmed the rules and regulations and court imposed standards for protecting the privacy of americans have been violated thousands of times eeach year" that's just the tip of the iceburg. caller? caller: yes. i feel why everybody is so angry is half the country does not want obama care in the first place and obama said in a speech that health care was right. well if it's right then why is -- if it's a right then why is it mandatory? he is trying to sell something when everybody can see the insurance rates are going sky high. even my doctor visits went from $50 a slizz to $85 a visit. hesselling a pig in a poke. >> joining us from alan,texas, democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning. i'm kind of -- i'
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
to show you this banner headline in the "washington journal" this morning. an audit said that the n.s.a. repeatedly broke privacy rules who has been on this story for quite some time. writes this morning that the n.s.a. overstep its legal authorities thousands of times this year -- host: back to the egypt question about aid. bob is hanging on in manassas, virginia, democrat. thank you for waiting, bob. caller: yeah, we should not pull the funding. if we do, we will support the radicals. the only stabilizing force in egypt is the military. they're western professional folks. they do not -- they're not like a third world country like the folks in south america. these guys are trying to stabilize the situation. they responded because the brotherhood was taunting them. they did overrespond, but the brotherhood after they got the -- that's going on, they went and destroyed 50 churches and christian organizations in egypt has retaliation. they're hiding in the buildings. judah is exactly correct. there should not be allowed to be empowered to the same type of folks who were in iran when they
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
supporting the ousted president there. repeated violations of privacy rules by the nsa thomas calling for operations of the program. at a state justice in pennsylvania has blocked a voter id law there. this is in time for the november 5 special election. journal," ahington three-hour program for you. our first 45 minutes is looking at politics, looking to you specifically on this topic am a who best represents your political party? the rnc concluding its summer meeting, talking about its future as far as 2016 is concerned. visits to iowa by joe biden. for the first 45 minutes we want to hear from the people that best represents your political party. divided the lines by political party. if you want to give us a tweet on this topic you can send that our way@c-spanwj. send us an e-mail at journal@c- span.org. couple ofurred by a different things. "the wall street journal" has a new writeup about the rnc meeting. the head of the rnc talked a little bit about the 2016 strategy. in this write up this morning, he said -- that ist abt the strategy on the republican side. on the democratic s
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 7:00am EDT
-- on foreign-policy, -- this headline from "the washington post" -- -- that is the nsa leaks, the former nsa staffer, edward snowden, the reporter who first worked on that. there will be more on that story in today's new york times. on our democratic line from pennsylvania. pat, we are talking the president's priorities. we have gone over a few foreign- policy issues. what do you think the top priority should be, foreign or domestic policy? the top priority should be foreign-policy. in particular, a complete disconnection from the state of israel, which we are now finding is a nation leading israeli intelligence officers. these are the american equivalent of the fbi director, cia director, who are now creating a state of israel like not to germany. when secretary kerry detained the leading state department ,fficial of the united states the statement was, at least i can go where i want now. host: where are you getting your information? caller: i know this for a fact. there are photographs of netanyahu on the walls. host: how do you know this as a fact? explain where you get your facts from. c
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
was the nsa and their search of the american e-mail and the compiling of metadata about the phone calls of americans. collects relations have come to light recently that there were times when the line was crossed. that demonstrates that those mechanisms were in place and the court ruling that that program was unconstitutional in 2011 and setting it aside and ending it was another example of how the process works. we have to continue to focus on striking that balance. >> missile controversy seems to have done something that a lot of people were not thought possible. that is forging a common ground between the libertarians and the liberal side of the democratic party. you get a sense that this is going to be the kind of the finding issue going forward that may be, say, the iraq war was? >> i do not have a sense that this will be a defining issue in that way. as is particularly because unlike the iraq war, where president bush was in office and very affirmatively differed with the democratic base and with face of the entire country where most americans felt that with the wrong war at the w
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am EDT
and the power of the nsa. suddenly it stopped and now we are worried about an imminent threat? host: this from "usa today," authorities released the names of 25 suspects on monday, saying that they were planning terrorist attacks across the country. the development came as washington ordered the closure of 20 u.s. diplomatic missions throughout the war -- throughout the week. the suspects being targeted in office, with government installations in the country, things were beefed up from the ports. this topic of discussion came up yesterday at the white house during the usual press briefing held by j kearney. talking about the current threat, here is what they had to say. [video clip] toi am not in a position discuss specific intelligence, but we believe the threat is significant and we are taking it seriously for that reason. we have taken the actions announced by the state department, an abundance of caution. we will continue to monitor this and take action as necessary. is daytona beach, florida, republican line. caller: i have no fear. live my life in fear. one of the four poisons of the min
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am EDT
get back in washington and work for we the people. as far as the nsa and the information they leaked, the only time they become a thing is when it is beneficial for them. -- the only time they leaked anything is when it is beneficial for them. gave out they only information about how terrorists are being spied on. they know this. we the people have to step up to the plate because it is obvious that these people in washington that we vote for are not working for us and our interest. host: thank you for the call, mike. on twitter if you're joining us on c-span radio, heard coast-to-coast, we welcome your calls and comments. -- can call in some other news, story this money, front page of the financial times in its first news conference, the president of iran saying is offering serious nuclear negotiations to try to break the deadlock, specifically between the u.s. and iran. we also found the story inside the new york times with the photograph of the iranian president. let me share you what they're reporting this morning. the new president used his first news conference to call for serio
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
. good morning. caller: how are you? host: good, go ahead. caller: the nsa can find out what happens up there. it is a fact of life that unconventional things that -- unless we scale want to accept without responding with something worse, then we have to do something. when the most people are heard, for instance in rwanda and sudan, we do nothing about it until it is reported on. decides as a collective that this is actually going to -- this is something we are going to do something about. of a is the leader sovereign country. it ist sovereign country, terrible what they are doing to the people there. we have the technology to some -- with to respond -- technology to respond. host: where do you think the united states should go? caller: there are plenty of pilots just jumping. like one general said on a we don't need 60,000 people on the ground. i was a volunteer, we should probably have a draft army. pretty low enlisted man. i guarantee there are plenty of lot to would give up a help some of these problems. host: talking about a possible u.s. response. here is an opinion piece in today
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
problem within african-american culture as the so called drone policy or n.s.a. or the leaking of information about our personal and private files so to speak. host: ruth is joining us. wilmington, north carolina. you were here in washington 50 years ago? caller: yes i was. host: how did you get here and why did you come? caller: okay, thanks for the questions. before i answer, i just must say, thank you c-span. i watch you all the time. i appreciate you eric, michael eric. i wish you sometimes wouldn't talk so fast because i have a hard time processing. guest: my students say the same thing. goat to -- i got to slow down. caller: that's okay. you speak truth to power. i am 71 years old and at the time of the march, i was a resident in washington d.c. and i was a student at howard university. i did not have to travel a long way. i simply had to get downtown which i did. why i was the motivated to come? i grew up like so many others in a baptist church. the movement, i was impacted by emmitt till's photograph when he was in junior home. the minister at the church had a mor
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
the republican party. you see it manifest in various debates. you see it in the debate about n.s.a. insure veeps -- surveillance program. you see it with aid to egypt. there's no question what rand paul is leading the movement for a very different kind of republican foreign policy. i don't know who's going to prevail in that debate. we'll know when the republicans choose a nominee in 2016. host: go to john in minnesota on our republican line. caller: i was wondering why israel doesn't get involved? we pour all the money into israel. seem like this is more concerning them than us. they just sit back and don't do anything. just take our money. it's because of dick cheney and the neocons that we can't get coalition that the rest of the world don't trust us because of iraq. host: what is israel doing now? guest: israel is doing what they ought to be doing. most of the world would want them to do is stand on the sidelines and their producting themselves and preparing themselves in case syria decides it use chemical weapons against them. i don't know anybody including critics of the president, wa
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
? host: how much does it affect the economy and specifically the budget and things like that? nsa the republicans see it -- the republicans see it as the government getting involved in private enterprise. the white house says it has been ruled constitutional, let's move on. this is one of those things where it is hard to see either side giving an inch, which is why it is a tossup. host: and they want to the funds -- defund it. guest: it is a vocal minority. are they going to get mainstream republicans to agree to the defund clause. if they do, there will be a real slugfest in the senate. host: this is roberts on the thependent -- robert on independent line. caller: i want to talk about social security. social security and medicare do not come out of taxes. basically, social security is not 25% of the budget. the budget is 16 trillion dollars -- $16 trillion. homeomes out of your take- pay. you pay that like you pay your water bill in your groceries. it is not a tax. it is a fee. it is like going to the theater and buying a ticket. host: what is your question? question.at is not my
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